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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern California
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After being in your shoes (buying my first diesel), I have a valued recommendation. If you know your gonna be buying a Ford, go buy an Edge Insight. It plugs into the OBDII port, and monitors crucial temps. The three most important temps are EOT (Engine Oil Temp), ECT (Engine Coolant Temp), and EGT (Exhaust Gas Temp). Take it with you for test drives, and it'll give you a good idea of what your buying. The Edges covers a broad range of years and models, so it's not vehicle specific.
Just an FYI, just cuz the head gaskets seemed fine on a test drive, doesn't mean they are. My buddy bought an 06 about a month ago. It drove fine, but the first time he hooked his toy hauler up to it, it puked coolant and blew white smoke. Head gaskets, EGR Cooler, and Oil Cooler were toast.
06 F250 FX4 Lariat, 35" Nitto Terra Grapplers, 6" Lift Leveled w/Bilsteins, 4" MBRP TB Exhaust w/Cat Delete, Edge Insight w/EGT Probe & Dash Pod, SCT X3 w/SRL Tune From Matt @ Gearhead, Powerslot Rotors, Hawk Pads, Upgraded Oil Cooler Screen, Upgraded Turbo Drain Tube, Upgraded STC Fitting, Upgraded FPR Spring, CAT ELC Coolant, ARP Head Studs, Opti-Lube XPD, Coolant Filter, 45K Miles
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